Similar to the events on 9/11, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a well planned sneak attack on Americans - specifically the Navy fleet. I won't go into a history lesson because so much is available online and because I'm no expert. Plus, I have no desire to get involved in any controversial debates. Just want to acknowledge the folks who died and those who survived the attack.
I was moved by a visit to the memorial at the USS Arizona in Hawaii and hope that if you are ever in the area you will visit it too. My father in law, who was in the Navy at the time of the attack, so wanted to go there and took a once in a lifetime trip to Hawaii. As luck would have it, he was there during one of those times when the government shut down because the budget hadn't passed so the memorial was closed. This post is for you, Ray.